Photograph from Alice in Wonderland - lighting design by Katy Morison
Photographer: Mark Douet | From the show Alice in Wonderland
Photograph from Unbuttoned - lighting design by Katy Morison
Sinfonia Cymru | Photographer: Katy Morison | From the show Unbuttoned
Photograph from Little Red Riding Hood - lighting design by Katy Morison
From the show Little Red Riding Hood
Photograph from The Terrible Things I've Done - lighting design by Katy Morison
© Jorge Lizalde Photographer: Jorge Lizalde | From the show The Terrible Things I've Done
Photograph from Roberto Zucco - lighting design by Katy Morison
Inspector and Madame | Photographer: Jorge Lizalde | From the show Roberto Zucco
Katy Morison's picture

Katy Morison

Katy is a Lighting Designer based in Cardiff who has designed for many theatre companies in South Wales, London and beyond. She has recently worked on Woof at Sherman Theatre, which follows her Christmas season at the venue lighting both Alice in Wonderland and Little Red Riding Hood/Yr Hugan Fach Goch; Exodus, which was her second design for Wales-based company Motherlode and follows from the success of The Good Earth, which received 5-star reviews and enjoyed an off-Broadway run in New York to critical acclaim. She also designed three shows as part of National Theatre Wales’ NHS70 season.

Her work has also included associate roles and touring as a Re-lighter for other designers, as well as Lighting Designer for Venue 13 at the Edinburgh Fringe, and also as a Production Supervisor and lighting tutor at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

She was a member of the Production Team at Sherman Cymru for over 7 years.

Lighting Design/Cynllun Goleuadau

Woof, Alice in Wonderland, Little Red Riding Hood /Yr Hugan Fach Goch (Sherman Theatre); Exodus, The Good Earth(Motherlode); Peggy’s Song, For All I Care, Come Back Tomorrow, The Big Democracy Project (National Theatre Wales); Crouch,Touch, Pause, Engage (NTW & Out of Joint); Seanmhair, Play/Silence, Sand, St Nicholas, Constellation Street, A Good Clean Heart (The Other Room); Escape the Scaffold (The Other Room & Theatre 503); Sinners Club (The Other Room, Gagglebabble & Theatr Clwyd); 35 Times (Mercury Theatre Wales); Looking Through Glass (difficult|stage); Birdsong (Sinfonia Cymru/Kizzy Crawford/Gwilym Simcock); The Island Nation (Ice & Fire); The Terrible Things I've Done (Invisible Ink); Kommilitonen (WNO Youth); Barnbow Canaries (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Play/Silence, Sand, St Nicholas, Constellation Street (The Other Room); Yuri (August 021); The Good Earth (Motherlode); A Good Clean Heart (The Other Room); Crouch, Touch, Pause...Engage (National Theatre Wales & Out of Joint); The Frozen Scream (WMC & Birmingham Hippodrome); Roberto Zucco (August012); Sue the Second Coming (Dafydd James Company); Diary of a Madman, Sexual Perversity in Chicago (also Production Manager/Stage Manager, Living Pictures), Miss Julie (Living Pictures); Corina Pavlova and the Lion's Roar, The Snow Tiger/Teigr yr Eira (Sherman Cymru); Pornography, Serious Money (Waking Exploits); Last Christmas, After the End (Dirty Protest); Unbuttoned (also Production Manager, Sinfonia Cymru); Snow Child/Plentyn yr Eira (Sherman Cymru/Theatr Iolo).

Associate Designer

Jekyll & Hyde (Drew McOnie Company at The Old Vic. Associate to Lighting Designer Richard Howell.)

Touring Relighter/Ail-oleuwr Teithiol

Jane Wenham, The Witch of Walkern (Out of Joint, Des: Richard Howell); Our Country's Good (UK and international tour, Out Of Joint, Des: Johanna Town); The Epic Adventures of Nhamo the Manyika Warrior and His Sexy Wife Chipo (Tiata Fahodzi, Des: Paul Keogan); Moon on a Rainbow Shawl (Talawa Theatre/National Theatre, Des: Johanna Town); The Bloody Ballad (also Stage Manager, Gagglebabble Theatre, Des: Jane Laljee); Tiddler and other Terrific Tales, Stick Man (Scamp Theatre, Des: Elanor HIggins); Mission to Mars (also Production Manager, Unlimited Theatre, Des: Ben Pacey); Gadael Yr Ugeinfed Ganrif, Yr Argae (Sherman Cymru, Des: Elanor Higgins)

Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
Little Red Riding Hood Theatre Sherman Theatre Studio
Sherman Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Gethin Evans
Set designer: Aled Williams
Dec 2018
Alice in Wonderland Theatre Sherman Theatre, Cardiff
Sherman Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Rachel O'Riordan
Set designer: Hayley Grindle
Nov 2018
Escape the Scaffold Theatre Theatre 503, then touring
Theatre 503/The Other Room/Mongrel Thumb
Lighting Designer Director: Hannah Price
Mar 2017
Seanmhair Theatre The Other Room, Cardiff
The Other Room
Lighting Designer Director: Kate Wasserberg
Mar 2017
Sinners Club Theatre The Other Room, Cardiff, then touring
Gagglebabble/The Other Room
Lighting Designer Director: Titas Halder
Feb 2017
Looking Through Glass Theatre The Other Room, Cardiff
Difficult Stage
Lighting Designer Director: Matthew Blake
Set designer: Carl Davies
Nov 2016
Birdsong - Can Y Adar Concert Pontio, Bangor, then touring
Sinfonia Cymru
Lighting Designer Set designer: Ruby Fox Nov 2016
The Island Nation Theatre Arcola Theatre Studio 2, London
Ice and Fire
Lighting Designer Director: Ria Parry
Set designer: James Button
Oct 2016
The Terrible Things I've Done Theatre Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
Invisible Ink
Lighting Designer Director: Sita Calvert-Ennals
Set designer: Rebecca Wood
Sep 2016
Kommilitonen! Opera Memo Arts Centre, Barry
Welsh National Youth Opera
Lighting Designer Director: Polly Graham
Set designer: Gabriella Slade
Jul 2016
Barnbow Canaries Theatre West Yorkshire Playhouse Courtyard Theatre
West Yorkshire Playhouse
Lighting Designer Director: Kate Wasserberg
Set designer: Mark Bailey
Jun 2016
Constellation Street Theatre The Other Room, Cardiff
The Other Room
Lighting Designer Director: Dan Jones and Chelsey Gillard
Apr 2016
The Big Democracy Project Environmental The Senedd, Cardiff Bay
National Theatre Wales
Lighting Designer Director: Gavin Porter/Devised
Mar 2016
St Nicholas Theatre The Other Room, Cardiff
The Other Room
Lighting Designer Director: Titas Halder
Set designer: Amy Jane Cook
Mar 2016
Sand Theatre The Other Room, Cardiff
The Other Room
Lighting Designer Director: Kate Wasserberg
Set designer: Amy Jane Cook
Feb 2016
Play Theatre The Other Room, Cardiff
The Other Room
Lighting Designer Director: Kate Wasserberg
Set designer: Amy Jane Cook
Jan 2016
Silence Theatre The Other Room, Cardiff
The Other Room
Lighting Designer Director: Titas Halder
Set designer: Amy Jane Cook
Jan 2016
A State Affair Theatre Bernie Grant Arts Centre
The MTA
Lighting Designer Director: Paul Foster
Set designer: Bettina John
Dec 2015
Cinderella and the Glass Slipper Musical Bernie Grant Arts Centre
The MTA
Lighting Designer Director: Howard Samuels
Set designer: Bettina John
Dec 2015
Yuri Theatre Stwdio, Chapter Theatre, Cardiff
August 012
Lighting Designer Director: Mathilde Lopez
Set designer: Camilla Clarke
Oct 2015
The Good Earth Theatre Stwdio, Chapter Theatre, Cardiff
Motherlode
Lighting Designer Director: Rachael Boulton
Set designer: Buddug Jones
Sep 2015
A Good Clean Heart Theatre The Other Room, Cardiff
The Other Room
Lighting Designer Director: Mared Swain
Set designer: Erin Maddocks
Apr 2015
Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage Theatre Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, then touring
Out of Joint & National Theatre Wales
Lighting Designer Director: Max Stafford-Clark
Feb 2015
The Frozen Scream Theatre Weston Studio, WMC, then touring
Wales Millenium Centre & Birmingham Hippodrome
Lighting Designer Director: Christopher Green
Set designer: Barney George
Dec 2014
Roberto Zucco Theatre Stwdio, Chapter Theatre, Cardiff
August 012
Lighting Designer Director: Mathilde Lopez
Set designer: Buddug Jones
Jul 2014
Corina Pavlova and the Lion's Roar Theatre Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, then touring
Sherman Cymru
Lighting Designer Director: Mared Swain
Set designer: Charlotte Neville
Nov 2013
Unbuttoned Concert Chapter Arts Centre
Sinfonia Cymru & Tom Raybould
Lighting Designer Director: devised
Sep 2013
Diary of a Madman Theatre Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, then touring
Living Pictures
Lighting Designer Director: Sinéad Rushe
Set designer: Sarah Beaton
May 2013
Theatre:
  • Fringe / Pub Theatre
  • Regional (Main House)
  • Regional (Studio)
  • Touring relights
Architectural:
  • Commercial & Retail
Contact method Details
Mobile phone

07890 520354

Email address

lx.katy@yahoo.co.uk

Website

http://www.katylightingdesign.co.uk

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